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Old 09-18-2008, 11:45 PM   #16
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Hello

I have the same problem after upgrading the hal package.

I reinstal the old one (hal-0.5.10 and hal-info-20080317) and the problem gone away.

So, there are some disfunctions in HAL package in hal-0.5.11

Good luck.
 
Old 09-19-2008, 06:48 AM   #17
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Thanks to everyone for the help & ideas.

It turns out that the problem was indeed the updated HAL as LOEdiver says. Put back in the 12.1 package, run /etc/rc.hald restart and it'll work again.
 
Old 09-19-2008, 02:23 PM   #18
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Please consider reporting these bugs to Pat.
 
Old 09-20-2008, 12:00 AM   #19
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Thanks for the response
However the results are the same for my usb hdd

Code:
root@# /usr/bin/hal-disable-polling --device /dev/sdb1 --enable-polling
Following symlink from /dev/sdb1 to /dev/sdb1.
Cannot find storage device /dev/sdb1.
root@# /usr/bin/hal-disable-polling --device /dev/sdb --enable-polling
Following symlink from /dev/sdb to /dev/sdb.
Cannot find storage device /dev/sdb.
fdisk -l for my usb storage disk shows

Code:
   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1               1       11917    95723271    c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sdb2           11918       37413   204796620   83  Linux
/dev/sdb3           37414      121601   676240110    5  Extended
/dev/sdb5           37414       62909   204796588+   b  W95 FAT32
 
Old 09-20-2008, 02:14 AM   #20
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Please consider reporting these bugs to Pat.
I was thinking the same thing. Does this entail just sending an email or this there a bug report system?
 
Old 09-20-2008, 12:16 PM   #21
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Just send a friendly email. You can find Pat's email address in README.TXT.

Provide links to related forum threads, which will allow Pat to review the events and facts.
 
Old 09-22-2008, 11:10 AM   #22
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I found the same quirk on my Lenovo X60s machine, but it didn't appear at all on older IBM T23.
Is this automounting problem hardware-related ?
All these machines contain fresh Slackware current packages (as always).
 
Old 09-22-2008, 08:35 PM   #23
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Same issue here (slackware-current, no devices in neither Thunar, Dolphin or Konqueror), I first thought it was a Thunar issue but neither KDE3 nor KDE4 want to work. So, I'll blame it on the new HAL package.

I'm going to bug Pat about this.
 
Old 09-22-2008, 10:28 PM   #24
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Quote:
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Same issue here (slackware-current, no devices in neither Thunar, Dolphin or Konqueror), I first thought it was a Thunar issue but neither KDE3 nor KDE4 want to work. So, I'll blame it on the new HAL package.

I'm going to bug Pat about this.
Don't bother already did.

need to reinstall original hal and hal-info from 12.1 disk 1 to fix the problem

Last edited by okos; 09-22-2008 at 10:36 PM.
 
Old 09-23-2008, 01:23 AM   #25
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Pat's response is that the new HAL has parted as a dependency. I didn't have parted installed so that's probably the problem. I'm reinstalling the new HAL as I write. I'm sure it will work ...

... which it does.

So my new question is how does one find out about such changes in dependencies? Is there an announcement that I missed somewhere?

Last edited by brixtoncalling; 09-23-2008 at 02:23 AM. Reason: new HAL & parted installed
 
Old 09-23-2008, 03:51 AM   #26
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Actually, yes. In the current changelog there is a line:

Quote:
l/parted-1.8.8-i486-1.tgz: Moved from /extra (this is now a HAL dependency).
 
Old 09-23-2008, 11:29 AM   #27
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Thanks KleB. I learnt to read the changelog.
 
Old 01-09-2009, 09:14 PM   #28
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REVIVED!

Well, on a fresh 12.2 install I am experiencing this exact same problem. And I do mean exact. Same errors about it not being able to find my storage device but it exists and i am able to manually mount it. It's my CD/DVD-rom drive.

Any suggestions?
 
Old 01-09-2009, 11:41 PM   #29
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Fixed. I will report this to Pat.

I fixed this by upgrading HAL. I did so by doing the following.
  1. First i downloaded the source build directories for hal and hal-info http://slackware.cs.utah.edu/pub/sla...-12.2/source/l
  2. Stopped hald, /etc/rc.d/rc.hald stop
  3. Then i downloaded the latest packages for both of them.
  4. Modified each script to recognize the new files.
  5. ran the build scripts
  6. upgraded hal then hal-info
  7. Started hald back up, /etc/rc.d/rc.hald start

I will send an email out to Pat to let him know.
 
  


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